Nadia Zakamska

"As Chris Hamilton (Institute for Advanced Study) explains in a recent research article, understanding the current orbits of binary stars in the Milky Way requires separating the effects of nature (the eccentricities that the binary systems are born with) and nurture (the outside gravitational effects of passing stars and the background galactic pull)."

Read articles by and featuring IAS scholars and scientists exploring the intertwining architecture of Rubenstein Commons; puzzling galaxies devoid of dark matter; and the intellectual journey of Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam (1909–84). Meet the Institute’s new Director and Leon Levy Professor David Nirenberg and Wendy Brown, UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science. Also included are Q&As with Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, Member in the School of Social Science, and Nadia Zakamska, Member in the School of Natural Sciences.

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